Today is Day 4 of my first week at Garage and I am happy to say I feel at home already… and honestly speaking, would not mind spending most of my days living out of a “garage”. It only took me a few days to finally meet everyone (if I haven’t met you yet, it will happen soon!), learn where everything is around our office, and learn the ropes of how to be the perfect hostess for our serviced workspace right in the heart of Central.
Having moved to Hong Kong a little more than a year ago after graduating from Edinburgh and having lived in Canada all my life, I have always considered this city to be one of the most diverse and vibrant cities I have ever lived in. There’s a good mesh of authentic local Chinese and new-age international vibe in this city, and there is ALWAYS something lined up on my calendar. Garage Society is the epitome of this city in a co-working space — there are so many interesting and innovative companies and individuals all working in the same creative spot, and there is never a dull moment at this office.
On a day-to-day basis, there are various classes, workshops, meetings and events being held at this space. All the new faces I have met in the past few days have been more than friendly, and of course, this includes my new Garage family — Elaine, Erin, May, Cheryl, and Gaile! I think doing something new and out of the ordinary is always a little bit intimidating. Having made the career change from being a
recruitment consultant to joining Garage Society was definitely a bold and slightly terrifying move. But as I dive head first into the start-up community, I have been reassured by everyone that if you are passionate and love what you do, the boogie monster will leave you alone. I’m sure I’ll slip up and hit a brick wall somewhere down the line, but I look forward to making these mistakes and making new discoveries with my new community! Xoxo DW
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